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Rep. Louis Stokes

Former Representative for Ohio’s 11th District

Stokes was the representative for Ohio’s 11th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1993 to 1998.

He was previously the representative for Ohio’s 21st congressional district as a Democrat from 1969 to 1992.

Photo of Rep. Louis Stokes [D-OH11, 1993-1998]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Stokes is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Stokes sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Stokes was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Stokes sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Education (16%) Health (16%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Housing and Community Development (9%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Commerce (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Stokes’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1969 to Dec 1998, Stokes missed 1,831 of 15,291 roll call votes, which is 12.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: